Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Drunk or Drugged Motorists

No matter how careful you are when riding, you can’t control the actions, choices or sobriety of other motorists. Tragically, this can mean that riders are commonly sharing the roads with motorists who are impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. When these drunk or drugged drivers cause motorcycle crashes:

• Riders can suffer severe injuries, as well as devastating emotional and financial impacts.
• Injured riders will likely have options for fighting back and holding the reckless drivers accountable.

At Bell & Pollock, P.C., our Denver lawyers want injured riders to know that we are here for them, ready to help them get on the road to justice and recovery. For more than 30 years, our skilled attorneys have been helping riders and their families protect their rights and interests as they pursue the compensation they deserve for their crash-related injuries and losses.

Find out more about how we can help you after a drunk driver motorcycle crash by contacting us today. The information – and representation – you receive from our Denver motorcycle accident lawyers can impact the success of your case, as well as your future.

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Drunk Driver Motorcycle Accidents: Important Answers for Crash Victims

Every motorcycle accident case is different, and the specific details of a crash will affect the options for recovery. While our lawyers can provide you with specific answers and advice regarding your case, the following shares some generally helpful information regarding motorcycle crashes caused by impaired motorists.

How Do I Know If the Other Driver Was Drunk or Drugged?

There may be various indications that another driver involved in your motorcycle accident was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the time of the crash. Some more common signs can include (and are not limited to):

• A disoriented appearance and/or the incoherent statements of the other driver
• The other driver being issued a citation or being arrested following the crash.

The police report for the crash, as well as witness statements, BAC test results, and/or insurance company investigations, may back up these warning signs and help establish the fact another driver was impaired.

The bottom line here is that, while it may not be completely clear whether the other motorist was drunk or drugged immediately after the crash:

• Additional investigation can help reveal if or when impairment was a factor.
• The insight and help of an attorney can be essential to proving that another motorist was drunk or drugged at the time of the wreck.

What If I Was a Passenger Injured by a Drunk or Drugged Rider?

Passengers hurt by drunk or drugged riders can also be entitled to compensation for their crash-related injuries, medical bills, lost wages and other losses. In these cases, it’s also critical to have the representation of a lawyer who can help injured passengers deal with insurance companies and pursue all available legal remedies.

What Kind of Compensation Is Available for Victims of Alcohol- or Drug-Related Motorcycle Accidents?

Victims of drunk (or drugged) driving motorcycle accidents can be eligible for financial recoveries that include (but are not necessarily limited to) awards for their:

• Past and future medical bills
• Property damage
• Lost wages
• Mental suffering.

When these crashes cause fatal injuries, surviving families can be entitled to recoveries for (but not necessarily limited to):

• Funeral and burial costs
• Past medical bills
• Lost wages (including lost earning potential)
• Loss of consortium.

Of course, no amount of money will ever negate the impacts of serious or deadly motorcycle accidents – or make up for the reckless choices of drunk or drugged drivers. Fighting for compensation after these crashes happen, however, can be pivotal to gaining a sense of justice and closure. That, in turn, can be the key to picking up the pieces and starting to move forward.

How Can an Attorney Help Me after a Motorcycle Crash? Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

Yes, you do need a lawyer after a drunk or drugged driving motorcycle accident because a lawyer can help you in a number of ways, such as by helping you:

• Avoid the mistakes or missteps that could compromise your claim or reduce your recovery
• Compile the strongest possible case
• Resolve your motorcycle accident claim as favorably and efficiently as possible so you can put the crash behind you and focus on the future.

Get More Answers Now: Contact an Experienced Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C.

If you believe your motorcycle wreck was caused by a drunk or drugged motorist, you can turn to a Denver motorcycle accident attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. for experienced help advocating your rights and pursuing justice.

Call (303) 539-5425 or email our firm using the contact form on this page to speak with one of our lawyers and discover more about how we can help you.

From offices in Denver, our lawyers provide the highest quality legal services to injured riders throughout the Denver metro area, Arapahoe County, Routt County and the state of Colorado.

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Call a trusted attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. at (303) 795-5900 to get on the road to recovery now. You can also email our firm via the contact firm on this page.

As proud champions of the people, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions, explain the law and your rights, and help you take whatever steps necessary to recover the compensation you’re entitled to. With us in your corner, you can be confident that you have the legal support and representation necessary to successfully resolve your claim.

Don’t delay your recovery for a second longer – and don’t be misguided into thinking that you have to go through the process alone. Our attorneys are here, ready to help – and you won’t have to pay us anything until (or unless) there is a recovery in your case.

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Case Results


CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver. As a result of the motor vehicle accident, client was rendered a quadriplegic and needed a life care plan.
Outcome: $9,600,000

CASE: Against Insurance company for failure to pay for property damage after a gas and fire explosion.
Outcome: $1,600,000

CASE: Medical malpractice for failure to diagnose a descending aorta aneurism, resulting in death.
Outcome: $1,300,000

CASE: Neck and back injuries from car accident. Client had ongoing symptoms and needed injections for attempted remediation of pain.
Settled for $485,000

CASE: Client was injured in a 2 vehicle collision. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, concussion and multiple injuries to the neck.
Outcome: $6,000,000

CASE: Client was in her car and was T-Boned by a commercial vehicle. Her cerebral spinal fluid leaked and she suffered a concussion and traumatic brain injury with neck and lumbar (low back) injuries. Her neck injury caused radiating pain, numbness and tingling in her arms.
Outcome: $3,400,000

CASE: Client was driving on a rural road when another car crossed the center line and caused a head-on collision in the snow and ice. Client did physical work for a living. Both knees were injured, along with a neck injury.
Outcome: $2,300,000

CASE: Client was driving on South Parker road when another vehicle rapidly changed lanes and rear-ended the client. That vehicle was cited for careless driving. The collision caused a concussion with traumatic brain Injury. Client missed time from work and had a positive correlation between brain scan and neuropsychological test results.
Outcome: $950,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a dump truck, was then knocked forward and hit another vehicle. Client had a concussion with traumatic brain injury. Client underwent a brain scan which showed hypoperfusion, correlated with her concussion symptoms. Client suffered neck injuries and injuries to her low back.
Outcome: $650,000

CASE: Client was rear-ended. The mechanism of injury from the forces in the collision caused her neck injury and at the same time, damaged her organs inside her throat. Client had swallowing and choking issues.
Outcome: $1,250,000

CASE: Client was in a motor vehicle accident. Both injections in the neck rendered some temporary relief. The Injections were transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Surgery was recommended on the lumbar (low back). The low back was injured by the forces in the collisions.
Outcome: $933,000

CASE: The client was driving in her car and was rear-ended thereby causing injuries to her lower back and neck. Client also suffered a concussion. Client had to undergo facet injections multiple times, through multiple procedures. Client also had cognitive issues which required cognitive training and therapy.
Outcome: $400,000

CASE: Client was entering a highway from an on ramp and was rear-ended by a commercial van. Client tested positive for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and failed conservative treatment. Client underwent thoracic outlet syndrome surgey, which involved removal of the first rib to attempt to relieve pressure in the thoracic outlet. Client also suffered a back injury.
Outcome: $750,000

CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver, who crossed the center line of the road. Client underwent multiple surgeries and could not work. Client was late 40s and needed a modified life care plan.
Outcome: $750,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a tow truck driver who was a diabetic. The diabetic at fault party was a non-compliant diabetic and claimed he had a syncope episode, and was “blacked out”. Client had a preexisting back condition known and the forces from the collision aggravated, or made worse, the preexisting back condition in addition to, causing neck injuries.
Outcome: $350,000

CASE: Client was a passenger in a car where the driver fell asleep on a country road in the early morning hours. The car rolled multiple times. Client had eye injuries, facial injuries and neck and knee injuries.
Outcome: $850,000

CASE: Client was on the job, driving her own car, when she was rear-ended. She suffered a concussion with traumatic brain injury and pursued Workers Compensation Claim.
Outcome: $150,000

CASE: Client slipped and fell on snow and ice in Central City. He suffered back injuries, that did not require injections.
Outcome: $125,000

CASE: Client slipped and fell on snow and ice on a sidewalk in front of a business. She had to have knee surgery and multiple injections in her back.
Outcome: $175,000

CASE: Client was visiting a friend who was renting a house. Client tripped on untreated, dangerous section of deck and injured his back.
Outcome: $150,000

CASE:Client was rear ended and needed fusion spinal surgery. Insurance proceeds were limited.
Outcome: $125,000

CASE:Client was rear-ended and had to have rotator cuff surgery. Insurance proceeds were limited.
Settled for $65,000

CASE:Client was at Denver International Aiport traveling through Denver, slipped and fell and broke her ankle.
Settled for $118,750

CASE:Client was exposed to mold in a multi-family dwelling that was caused by leaking water.
Settled for $125,000

CASE:Motorcycle accident, reconstructive surgery, post-traumatic stress disorder, neurological injuries
Settled for $1,275,000



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